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-old oliver, congratulations, that's really awesome. all right, it has been five days since sandy came ashore on the east coast as a post-tropical cyclone, the exact location of landfall didn't much matter because it was a 1,000-mile wide storm. at least 109 people are said to have died in the u.s. and another 60 were killed in the caribbean. as of this morning 2.9 million customers remain without power across 15 states and the washington, d.c. the economic losses are nearing $50 billion. flooding of new york subways and commuter train tunnels and loss of business accounts for much of that estimate. with an election just a few days away the political media industrial complex briefly ground to a halt and then somewhat awkwardly cranked back to life with mitt romney turning a campaign event into a relief rally. president obama heading back out on the trail and pundits growing more and more comfortable speculating consequences of the disaster. local and area officials had to make practical decisions and give emergency briefings and address the anxiety of their constituents. governor chris christ
hard by hurricane sandy. for me, everything changed on october 29th. this is where governorment compassion matters. fema matters to the people of the eighth congressional district. creating, providing humanitarian relief. largely driven by government at all levels and certainly the federal government has been important and will continue to be important. >> one of the issues we have seen before, this is a process issue. if you indulge me, the way the filibuster mutated over the years. there's a push for filibuster reform. basically, you get a one day window to do anything with the filibuster where the rules are passed for the new term of congress. there's been more rumblings about filibuster reform. i'm curious where you are on this issue. is it something you want to see prioritized and pushed for or something you can take relief? >> i'm not a leader like the senator of new mexico. senators that weren't so certain have watched what's happened and they see a dysfunctional senate where there's what, one filibuster when lyndon johnson was a majority leader and '50s leading into 1960
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